Paul Scholes believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must find Manchester United’s new Michael Carrick in midfield.
Carrick made 464 appearances for the Red Devils during his playing and is now part of Solskjaer’s coaching staff at Old Trafford.
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- Scholes believes United are lacking a controlling influence in the middle of midfield.
- The ex-England international believes Solskjaer needs to find a Carrick-esque player to fill the role.
- He earmarked Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba as potential candidates.
- Pogba has completed more passes in the Premier League (247) than any Man Utd midfielder.
- McTominay ranks second among their midfielders with 220.
Scholes was also a team-mate of Carrick’s and believes United miss his controlling influence in the middle of the park, earmarking Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba as two current squad members who could potentially take up that responsibility.
Scholes: United’s lack of centre-forwards a worry
Scholes also highlighted a potential lack of centre-forwards right now as a worry for Man Utd.
Mason Greenwood, 17, netted his first senior goal against Astana in the Europa League on Thursday night, while Solskjaer does have Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at his disposal.
However, Scholes is one of many to question whether the latter two are natural strikers or more suited to wide roles and suggested United may need to go back to the approach of having “four brilliant centre-forwards”, as was the case when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.
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